City Council, District 8
In our current economic climate, I generally do not see the need for using taxpayer subsidies to recruit new businesses to Austin. I would prefer to invest in workforce development and supporting/retaining small, local businesses. That said, I will never shut my door or my mind to discussing opportunities that can benefit our residents, and I would welcome the opportunity to meet with the Austin Chamber of Commerce to discuss needed policies for our economic well-being. Another way to approach the same goal of getting employment for difficult-to-employ individuals is investing in workforce training programs that can expand opportunities.